Halftime Report

Penn and the Bears have shown up to the match, but their offenses sure haven't. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Penn is up 35-32 over the Bears. This game is far closer than the pair's previous matchup, which was decided by 21 points.

Penn entered the match with three straight defeats and they're well on their way to making it four. Can they turn things around, or will Brown hand them another defeat? Only time will tell.

Who's Playing

Penn Quakers @ Brown Bears

Current Records: Penn 9-10, Brown 5-14

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Penn is 9-1 against the Bears since February of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Friday. Both teams will face off in an Ivy battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center. Both of these teams will be coming in off a loss in a game they were expected to win.

Penn's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their third straight defeat. They fell just short of the Lions by a score of 84-81. For those keeping track at home, that's the closest loss Penn has suffered against the Lions since February 22, 2019.

Even though they lost, Penn smashed the offensive glass and finished the game with 20 offensive rebounds. They easily outclassed their opponents in that department as Columbia only pulled down nine offensive rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Bears were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 75-71 to the Big Green. Brown has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

The Quakers' loss was their fourth straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 9-10. That poor showing could be blamed on the team's lackluster offensive performance across that stretch, as they only averaged 62.8 points per game. As for the Bears, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six games, which put a noticeable dent in their 5-14 record this season.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Penn have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.6 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Brown struggles in that department as they've been averaging 37.4 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Penn is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last five times they've played Brown.


Brown is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Penn, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 2-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142 points.

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Series History

Penn has won 9 out of their last 10 games against Brown.

  • Feb 18, 2023 - Penn 90 vs. Brown 69
  • Jan 02, 2023 - Penn 76 vs. Brown 68
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Penn 89 vs. Brown 88
  • Jan 02, 2022 - Penn 77 vs. Brown 73
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Penn 73 vs. Brown 68
  • Feb 14, 2020 - Brown 75 vs. Penn 63
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Penn 58 vs. Brown 51
  • Feb 08, 2019 - Penn 92 vs. Brown 82
  • Mar 03, 2018 - Penn 99 vs. Brown 93
  • Feb 02, 2018 - Penn 95 vs. Brown 90